Ben McKee

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Ben is live, local and Akron's Friendly Voice in the Afternoon from 3-7p on 94.9 WQMX! Listen for your "Throwback Song of The Day" at 3:20, "The Drive At 5" to get you out of work, "Ben's Trends" at 5:30p, "Feel Good Friday's", and you never know what fun contests he'll throw out for your chance to win great prizes.

Ben is a husband, father, lover of all music, the outdoors and sports. Ben has always been drawn to radio which became a passion as he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. After stops in his hometown, Pittsburgh, and Corpus Christi, TX where he was a morning show host for a decade. He ultimately landed in The Buckeye State where he continues to keep you company at Rubber City Radio since 2016... In his free time, you will find Ben at concerts, Akron/Cleveland Sporting Event, dropping a line in the water all while trying to keep up with his wife Jessica, son Killian and 2 pups Blue and Moola.

Ben continues to grow in Akron and surrounding areas that he cares so much for, and continues to be a pillar within. Ben has hosted the Taste of The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton to benefit The Akron Canton Regional Food Bank and loves helping local organizations and the people within this great community. You can contact Ben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 22 December 2022 16:13

Get Your Ugly Sweaters Ready!

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Looking for something to do with everyone back in town for the holiday!   Here are a few ideas: Or
Wednesday, 21 December 2022 14:40

Feel Good Friday!

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As you may know...  Every week I do a 'Feel Good Friday' something you may want to call in to the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000.  It is brought to you by Holiday Valley.   You can feel free to call those humble brags, community events, birthdays, anniversaries or just something that will put a smile on our faces leading into the weekend.  Last week, Joey had a special engagement planned.   Jen had a group dinner with…
Tuesday, 20 December 2022 19:12

Can't Bear-ly Understand This

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It's prime cuffing season.  Where singles look for a companion to make it thru the holidays with:  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day and then it is break-up season, or uncuffing season.   If you are looking for a last minute gift for a single person in your life.  I have the answer.  If they are looking for tall, dark and handsome... maybe the 5'7' and a slender 7 lbs, sounds perfect.  It is the Puffy…
Monday, 19 December 2022 19:37

Ben's Ten

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The first installment was a hit.  Here are my next 10 Christmas Songs of the Season...  again no certain order.  (and you can add anything from Brett Eldredge) TSO - Christmas Cannon Thomas Rhett - Christmas In The Country Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Lonestar - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town Chipmunks - The Chimpmunk Song  Kacey Musgraves - I Want a Hippopotamus Gene Autry - Up On…
Wednesday, 14 December 2022 19:09

Golden Reservation!

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This would be a nice "Thank you for being a friend..." Lunch or dinner at the Golden Girls Pop Up Restaurant in Manhattan. Think of throwing a party and inviting everyone you know.... Golden Girls' Kitchen... is open Wednesday - Thursday, thru the end of February. Your reservation would be for 90 minutes and includes a main course and a slice of cheesecake. Now the question is do they play the Theme Song during the…
Monday, 12 December 2022 17:32

Ben's Ten

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Well it is that time of year... Well Bah-Hum-Bug to the Grinches!   Maybe my Off-The-Top 10 Christmas Songs will put the Fah in your Fah-lalalalalah..... These are in no certain order and I would probably change some if it wasn't Off-The-Top of Ben's 10. George Strait - Christmas Cookies The Drifters - White Christmas  Travis Tritt - Santa Looks Like Daddy Brenda Lee - Rockin Around The Christmas Tree  Bing Crosby - Mele Kalikimaka  or…
Friday, 09 December 2022 17:07

What Is This?

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So you kick back to relax to some country music this fine evening.   It's Ben, sure appreciate you having me and 94.9 WQMX on your radio, app, or stream...  When you think of Rodney Atkins "If You're Going Through Hell"... This is probably not what pops into your mind. Yeah, it's "Country Goes Metal" the 5 song EP is due in March.  (it might be interesting seeing the actual artists do the song in a…
Thursday, 08 December 2022 16:34

A Little Christmas and Country Tonight!

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Put a little or maybe a lot of Country in your Christmas.  Tonight on ABC they have 2 specials. First, CMA Country Christmas at 9pm.  Check out Carly Pearce, Old Dominion, Scotty McCreery, Dan & Shay, Maren Morris and others belting out songs of the season. The second special follows the first.  ABC News Superstar Series features Reba McEntire.  The line-up to talk about Reba is a who's who of country...  Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker,…
Wednesday, 07 December 2022 13:49

More Like Keg Lamp?

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  On Friday, Miller High Life will have the LEG LAMP BEER TOWER...    I know it's not a Keg...  But I think they missed a valuable opportunity, or maybe they are just saving that till next year after they see how the Leg Lamp Beer Tower Sells on December 9th at 10am EST.   The Tower holds 6 beers and is a real working lamp...     I guess this would be a must for the…
Monday, 05 December 2022 19:00

Delicious Dish

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My family makes Hot Chocolate Bombs.  Well I did not this year but my son, his friends and my wife did... Every year, Margaret Jo McCullin and Terry Rialto come to mind.  You are probably like who are they?  They are Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon from SNL's Delicious Dish Sketch a holiday classic with Pete Sweaty.    These Christmas Cocoa Balls are a sign of the season in my house.  They are Chocolate Cocoa…
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